JUSTICE CENTER
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*Not yet approved by ADA.

The County will make the following modifications within one year of the effective date of this Agreement to the Justice Center located at12680 Highway 11W, Lenoir City, TN, built in 1974 and altered most recently in 2002:

a. The parking spaces for persons with disabilities do not have appropriate signage designating them as reserved for persons with disabilities. One space lacks a vertical sign and the other sign is mounted such that a vehicle parked in the space could obscure the sign. Neither space is marked "van-accessible." Provide signs at each space using the International Symbol of Accessibility, located so that the signs cannot be obscured by a vehicle parked in the space and include one sign designating the space as "van-accessible" that is mounted below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Standards 4.1.2(5)(a), (b), 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1), Fig. 43(b).

b. Women’s Lobby Toilet Room (please confirm whether this room has been altered since 1992)

i. There is no accessible signage. Provide signage with raised characters and Braille and the International Symbol of Accessibility on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door so that the centerline of the sign is 60 inches above the ground and so that a person can approach to within 3 inches of the signage without encountering obstructions or standing within a door swing. Standards §§ 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.1.3(16)(a), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6, Fig. 43(b).

ii. The marble threshold at the entrance door to the toilet room is too high. Provide a threshold that is no higher than ˝ inch and beveled with a slope no greater than 1:2. Standards §§ 4.1.6, 4.1.3(7)(a), 4.13.8.

iii. The entrance door to the toilet room has only 29 inches of clear opening width. Provide a minimum clear opening width of 32 inches with the door open 90 degrees, measured between the face of the door and the opposite stop. Standards §§ 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.5.

iv. The existing toilet stall designated for persons with disabilities is 60 inches deep and 34 inches wide. Provide a "standard" accessible toilet stall at least 60 inches wide and 59 inches deep (56 if the toilet is wall-hung) in the toilet room such that all of the stall’s elements, including the stall door, stall door hardware, water closet, size and arrangement, toe clearances, grab bars, controls, and dispensers comply with the Standards. §§ 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.1.3(11), 4.17.

v. The lavatory has twist-type faucets. Provide controls that are operable with one hand and do not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate. Standards §§ 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.1.3(11), 4.22.6, 4.19.5, 4.27.4.

vi. The hot water and drain pipes beneath the lavatory are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. Insulate or otherwise configure the hot water and drain pipes. Standards §§ 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.1.3(11), 4.22.6, 4.19.4.

vii. The mirror is mounted so that the bottom edge of the reflecting surface is 50 inches above the finished floor. Provide a mirror that is mounted with the bottom edge of the reflecting surface no higher than 40 inches above the finished floor. Standards §§ 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.1.3(11), 4.22.6, 4.19.6, Fig. 31.

Men’s Lobby Toilet Room (please confirm whether this room has been altered since 1992)

This toilet room lacks accessible signage. Provide signage with raised characters and Braille and the International Symbol of Accessibility on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door so that the centerline of the sign is 60 inches above the ground and so that a person can approach to within 3 inches of the signage without encountering obstructions or standing within a door swing. Standards §§ 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.1.3(16)(a), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6, Fig. 43(b).

The existing toilet stall designated for persons with disabilities is 62 inches deep and 40 inches wide. Provide a "standard" accessible toilet stall at least 60 inches wide and 59 inches deep (56 if the toilet is wall-hung) in the toilet room such that all of the stall’s elements, including the stall door, stall door hardware, water closet, size and arrangement, toe clearances, grab bars, controls, and dispensers comply with the Standards. §§ 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.1.3(11), 4.17.

The hot water and drain pipes beneath the lavatory are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. Insulate or otherwise configure the hot water and drain pipes. Standards §§ 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.1.3(11), 4.22.6, 4.19.4.

The paper towel dispenser is located at 57 inches from the finished floor. Provide a dispenser with a control that is no more than 54 inches above the finished floor for a side reach or 48 inches for a forward reach. Standards §§ 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.1.3(11), 4.22.7, 4.27.3.

The mirror in this room is mounted so that the bottom edge of the reflecting surface is 48 inches above the finished floor. Provide a mirror that is mounted with the bottom edge of the reflecting surface no higher than 40 inches above the finished floor. Standards §§ 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.1.3(11), 4.22.6, 4.19.6, Fig. 31.

Grand Sessions Court (unaltered, so program access standard applies, except as to newly-installed sound system)

There is no accessible wheelchair seating for courtroom spectators. Provide wheelchair seating locations in the spectator seating area that are an integral part of the fixed seating plan, adjoin an accessible route, and have adjacent fixed companion seats. Standards §§ 4.1.3(19)(a), 4.33, Fig. 46.

The force required to open the interior doors is 19 pounds. Ensure that the force required to open the door is no more than 5 pounds. Standards §§ 4.13.11(2)(b).

There is no assistive listening system available in the courtroom, despite the installation of a new sound system. Provide a permanent assistive listening system or an adequate number of electrical outlets or other supplementary wiring in the room necessary to support a portable assistive listening system, with a minimum number of receivers provided equal to 4% of the total number of seats, but no less than 2 receivers, and signage indicating the availability of assistive listening devices, including the International Symbol of Access for Hearing Loss. Standards §§ 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.1.3(19)(b), 4.33.7, Fig. 43(d).

There is no accessible route to the jury box, the witness stand, the attorneys’ bench, or other key non-spectator elements of this courtroom. See Paragraph 69 of this Agreement regarding the program access requirements that address this issue.

Conference Room 2 (altered)

The door to the room has knob hardware and the force required to open the door is 21 pounds. Ensure that the force required to open the door is no more than 5 pounds and provide hardware that is easy to use with one hand and does not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate. Standards §§ 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.11(2)(b), 4.13.9.

The men’s and women’s toilet rooms near Conference Room 2 are inaccessible to persons with disabilities. Provide accessible toilet rooms or one accessible unisex toilet room such that all of the room’s elements, including the door, door hardware, water closet, size and arrangement, grab bars, controls, lavatory, mirror, and dispensers comply with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.1.3(11), 4.22.

There are no accessible jail cells in the Justice Center, as it is currently being used. When the Jail Annex is finished, the use of the cells in the existing Justice Center will be discontinued. (Please confirm; if the cells will still be used, then we will add provisions to make at least one accessible to persons with disabilities.)

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